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James Haskell enters I'm A Celebrity jungle - everything you need to know about rugby star

Former England rugby star James Haskell has been named as one of the contestants in this year's I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

But who is he? Why is he famous? What has he achieved? And how will get on in the Australian jungle?

Our rugby union reporter Bobby Bridge ...

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Five properties in Coventry that are ripe for renovation

The property market is a challenge but some properties are more challenging than others.

Some represent a bargain, others a dream home - and some present a project and a half.

Here at CoventryLive, we've put together a list of five properties ripe for renovation in Coventry. ...

2019-11-10 17:20 open_in_new
12 top tips to keep heating costs down this winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer many UK households will be cranking up their thermostats.

But how can you heat the home without losing your shirt?

The penny pinching pros behind have advised Brits on how you can keep more cash in your wallet as the ...

2019-11-10 17:20 open_in_new
Tributes paid to popular former chairman of Coventry Deaf Club

Tributes have been paid to ‘popular and welcoming’ member of Coventry deaf club Eric Mann, who has died aged 92.

Mr Mann was chairman of Coventry deaf club for many years and, in his younger days, a keen sportsman.

He lived through the Coventry Blitz and was dedicated to the ...

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Nuneaton hair salon beats the odds to win national award

A hair and beauty salon in Nuneaton has won a prestigious National Award that has recognised its rapid success as a new business.

Xtra Lengths beauty salon in Camp Hill scooped the title of best new hair salon at the National Hair and Beauty Awards in October.

Owner Louise Long ...

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This is why Leamington Parade was closed this morning

Leamington Parade was closed this morning from around 11am after reports of a pedestrian being hit by a car.

Emergency services were called at 10:45 to a collision between a car and a woman on the Parade outside McDonald's.

A woman in her 50s suffered minor injuries and has been ...

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Coventry City injury latest - who is sidelined and how long will they be out?

Mark Robins admits his Coventry City side are down to the 'bare bones' in their striker department following Max Biamou's red card.

The fans' favourite will miss three games while serving a ban for Saturday's elbow offence against Accrington Stanley, meaning he ...

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He replaced Jonny Wilkinson and Jonny Sexton - why Jimmy Gopperth's key to Lima Sopoaga filling Danny Cipriani's boots

Filling the boots of a world-class fly-half having switched Super Rugby for the English Premiership is an experience Jimmy Gopperth knows all too well.

Nine summers before his Kiwi compatriot Lima Sopoaga leapt hemispheres to join him at Wasps, the then 26-year-old was arriving in the ...

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Fears for missing elderly woman from Bedworth

Police are concerned for a missing elderly Bedworth woman.

They say that Diana Lake, aged 79, may appear to be confused and are desperate to find her.

She went missing from her home in Bedworth this morning (November 4).

Officers have described her as white, 5ft 7in, of a ...

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This is the deadline if you need to register to vote in the UK General Election

Want to have your say in the upcoming General Election? Then you’ll need to make sure you’re registered to vote.

With big issues from Brexit to benefits, now is the chance to cast your vote in the race to decide who will run the country.

The General Election is taking place on ...

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4,000 poppies and spectacular illuminations: Your guide to Coventry Peace Festival

Coventry's annual Peace Festival returns to the city this month and there is much to look forward to.

There are some fantastic events planned to mark the month of Remembrance, with much being put on for the whole community.

The festival is part of Coventry's ongoing ...

2019-11-04 18:32 open_in_new
Coventry's Carnival of Lights brings thousands of people into the city

A procession of light, music and cheer took place on Coventry's streets last night as thousands turned up to celebrate Coventry's Carnival of Lights.

Performers, DJs, dancers and families lined the streets in a procession from Foleshill Road into Broadgate - and it was a ...

2019-11-04 18:32 open_in_new
LEGO and fire walk fundraiser postponed

An event which was set to test the mettle of the bravest of the brave has been postponed, due to a lack of sign-ups.

Warwickshire charity The Shakespeare Hospice announced plans for an autumn fundraising event offering people the opportunity to walk over two of the most dangerous things ...

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Slavery arrests as armed police raid drugs den

Armed police who swooped on a flat in Nuneaton seized knives and drugs in the raid.

Officers stormed the address in Lydgate Court after concerns were raised that dealers had taken over the flat and were using it to sell drugs.

As a result, the armed team and CID officers seized an ...

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Look: Inside Coventry's brand new Indian street food restaurant

Coventry is set to welcome its newest restaurant later this week, as an Indian street food venue prepares to open its doors.

Located a stone's throw away from Coventry Railway Station on Warwick Row, The Lazy Monkey Bar and Kitchen is set to offer something a little different to ...

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Power cut hits Nuneaton for second time in two days

People living in Nuneaton have been hit by another power cut.

Western Power Distribution have confirmed a power outage in the CV10 area.

A spokesman said 793 properties have been affected and it is hoped that power will be back on to all those affected by 5.30pm.

We are aware ...

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Coventry and Warwickshire's Christmas Lights 2019: These are the dates they will all be switched on

There's nothing that screams Santa is on the way like a Christmas lights switch-on event.

The chance to wrap up warm and watch the twinkling lights spread their festive glow for the first time with family and friends is a must in the annual calendar.

And it really gets you in ...

2019-11-01 18:05 open_in_new
Staff at Coventry University could be striking in a row over pay

Staff at Coventry University have backed a strike as part of a row over pay and appraisals.

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) said three quarters of their members at Coventry University backed strike action in a ballot this week.

And 88 per cent voted for action short of a ...

2019-11-01 18:05 open_in_new
'I've been on the receiving end' - Why Max Biamou and Amadou Bakayoko can become League One's most feared partnership

Coventry City defender Michael Rose has complete faith in Amadaou Bakayoko and Max Biamou forming a goalscoring partnership for the Sky Blues .

The 24-year-old who began his career in Scotland with Aberdeen has played against the pair more than anybody else, lining up against them on ...

2019-11-01 18:05 open_in_new
'Dark arts' - Mark Robins will not fall for Accrington Stanley's pre-match mind games

Coventry City boss Mark Robins is not falling for Accrington Stanley's psychological mind games ahead of Saturday's League One encounter .

Both Stanley boss John Coleman and on-loan West Ham defender Aji Alese dubbed their side "little Accrington" as they addressed ...

2019-11-01 18:05 open_in_new
Girl burnt as firework let off in Domino's pizza takeaway

A teenage girl was treated for burns after a firework was let off inside a Domino’s pizza outlet in Coventry.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident, which took place shortly before 8pm last night at the Domino’s takeaway in Quorn Way, Ernesford Grange.

Officers ...

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